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The Boiling Water Needed To Propel You To Take Action

What separates the person who wants to lose weight but doesn’t take any action, from the one that actually takes that first precarious step? To go from just thinking about starting a weight loss plan to actually doing it? For me, it was that burning desire for change. I came to the realization that the pain of remaining stuck in my current situation, of feeling helpless and in a rut, was more painful than taking the leap of faith needed by giving a new weight loss plan a decent effort. And just that thought alone, of doing something different, can seem like an enormous leap of...

Successful In Other Areas Of Life But Not Weight Loss? Here’s Why…

  If you want to run a marathon, you have to start from the beginning. You need to be able to run for a minute straight first, then 30 minutes, then run the 5K distance. You then build up to a 10K and then the half marathon. You pace yourself and respect the training plan, your road map. If you have set backs in your training, you do the best you can and roll with the punches. Life happens, and life isn’t perfect. But you stick with it and progress forward, even with all the minor little setbacks life can throw at you unexpectedly, like moving to new cities, new jobs, new schools or...

The Plan That Is Easy, And Frees Up Your Time To Engage In Life, Is A Plan You’ll Actually Do

Almost 10 years before finding PEERtrainer, I did Lindora and Weight Watchers, among countless others. In most of the weight loss programs I’ve engaged with, the prevailing thought still seems to be, ‘no pain, no gain’ when it comes to workouts, or the practice of extreme calorie restriction. I know, because I’ve done it all myself. I couldn’t maintain the extreme low calorie and low nutrient dieting along with the two workouts a day I was putting in for weeks on end. Yes, TWO workouts a day. Ugh, I know. I was overly exhausted, and the weeks of extreme calorie counting usually ended in a...

The Gland that Causes You to Burn or Store Fat

What is an adrenal gland, why should people care, and how is this different than all the other scientific hormone mumbo jumbo that’s been thrown at everybody over the last three years? Dr. Alan Christensen, author of the The Adrenal Reset Diet”  says: “they’re two little lumps of fat on top of the kidneys. They control the fat in the rest of the body. That’s what they are, and that’s why we should care.When they’re healthy, we’re lean, and we’re energized. We’ve got good mental focus. When they’re not healthy, we’re...

Perfection is Overrated! Why you’ll still get to the top of the mountain even if every step you take is not perfect

When I first started out on PEERtrainer, back in 2007, I realized early on that I could have my cheats and still lose weight. I participated in several groups and teams. My fellow PEERtrainers and I all logged our meals and workouts faithfully, including our mistakes and slipups. We cheered each other on for the good food choices we made at the family gatherings or work parties, and the workouts we got in at the end of a long work day. We offered encouragement when we had our hard times and backslides. What we all came to eventually realize back then was that even if we weren’t perfect,...

Nutrition

How To Avoid Getting Breast Cancer

How To Avoid Getting Breast Cancer: A Look At Your Preventive Care Options Every year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer; 40,000 more die of it. Breast...

Do Microwaves Destroy Nutrients?

Whoever first wrote that microwaving destroys nutrients deserves an unhumanitarian award. There is no truth to it–not even an iota–and yet this rumor has caused...

How The Cheat System Diet Works Where Other Diets Fail or Stop Working

1) How Does The Cheat System Diet Work? Why Does It Succeed When Other Diets Stop Working Everyone cheats on their diet. But no one has developed a system to cheat the right...

Health

The Gland that Causes You to Burn or Store Fat

What is an adrenal gland, why should people care, and how is this different than all the other scientific hormone mumbo jumbo that’s been thrown at everybody over the...

The Top Causes Of Female Hair Loss, and What You CAN Do About This!

An Introduction To The Causes Of Female Hair Loss…And The Good News! Hair loss is a bigger problem than you might expect: 30% of women in their 30s, and 50% of women in...

12 Stretches To Get Rid Of Back, Hip and Knee Pain (Introduction to the Egoscue Method)

Welcome To The Cheat System Diet Stretches! We decided to put this plan online so that readers of the The Cheat System Diet could google these if they were somewhere where...